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Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
some time. >>> tonight, the father of nsa leaker edward snowden is speaking out, saying his son is not a traitor. and though snowden's father says he believes in the american justice system, he does not think his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of trip -- to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders, they have
ABC
Aug 11, 2013 8:00am EDT
may have passed, but the threat of terrorism never passed. >> they believe that the nsa surveillance programs helped track the emerging threat. the president announced some reforms on friday in those programs. and had tough words for the nsa leaker edward snowden, said he was not a patriot. take a look. >> mr. snowden's been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was right, then like every american citizen, electric come here, appear before the court with a lawyer, and make his case. >> so, what have you been able to learn about what u.s. officials are trying to do to get snowden right now? >> some officials i've talked to wish that a deal could be struck to bring him back to the u.s. make no mistake. one official said he has done irrefutable damage. the more t
ABC
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
. >>> and new details show the nsa surveillance reach is deeper than we thought. "the wall street journal" reporting that the nsa can reach nearly 75% of all internet traffic, including phone calls. while it's supposed to target foreigners, it sometimes retains e-mails sent among u.s. citizens. >>> and some heckling there last night of texas republican senator ted cruz, taking some heat because he is only now renouncing his canadian citizenship, which he's had his entire life. cruz was born in canada to a u.s.-born mother. he is thought to be a potential 2016 potential presidential candidate. and he's calling the flop silly. >>> three oklahoma teenagers are now in custody, formally charged with the murder of a popular college baseball player. two of them, ages 15 and 16, will now be tried for first-degree murder. a 17-year-old is accused of being an accessory. police say they shot 22-year-old australian christopher lane out of boredom. >>> and a michigan man is lucky to have survived this. watch that. his truck goes airborne, over the guardrail at 70 miles per hour. the driver lost contro
ABC
Aug 17, 2013 8:00am EDT
. >>> there are more calls for congressional hearings into the nsa. this is amid a new washington post report that it violated its own rules, snooping on thousands of americans. senator leahy say congress needs to investigate. >>> it was back to school in moore, oklahoma. back in may that city was devastated by an f-5 tornado. seven children were killed in two elementary schools where they were sheltering. on friday, parents brought them to the first day at a temporary school. >>> good baseball news, history at the little league world series, 13-year-old grant holman becoming the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the series since the 85 pitch limit went into effect in 2007. holman is 6'4", he weighs 166 pounds. he struck out 13 guys. his team beat the michigan team 3-0. when i grow up, i would like to be grant holman. 6'4", he is. time now for weather. 6'4" at that age. >> is that fair to let him play? >> it's baseball, nobody said fair. >> congratulations to them. >>> we to want start with the excessive heat warning in phoenix for this weekend. parts of arizona not only hot during the da
ABC
Aug 8, 2013 2:35am EDT
for a while. russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker snowden appeared to be the final straw. >> major issues were not teed up toing may progress on the level of a president to president summit. >> the russians responded by saying washington failed to develop relations with moscow on an equal base is. >> fed are again alerting local law enforcement across the country to be on the lookout for terror plots in the preplanning stages the message in a bulletin late last night. the fbi and department of homeland security also repeating that they're not aware of any specific threat on u.s. soil. >> syrians caught up in brutal civil war about to get more help from the united states. prident obama has announced an additional $195 million in humanitarian and food aid for the syrian people. that brings the total amount of u.s. aid to syria to more than $1 billion since the fighting began two years ago. the announcement coincide with the muslim holiday which marks the end of the holy month of ramadan. >>> festivities getting under way across the globe. millions of muslims are breaking their fast w
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